Worn Marks on Rococo Spoons - Help Please

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Danny Diamond
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Worn Marks on Rococo Spoons - Help Please

Postby Danny Diamond » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:01 am

Good afternoon all

The worn marks on this part set of four rococo style spoons have really confused us; tried to identify assay but not at all certain. Any ideas folks?

Thank you, D.

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Re: Worn Marks on Rococo Spoons - Help Please

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:58 am

Hi,

This particular set of marks has always been confusing as it is found with various sets of initials struck at the end, and sometimes with a slight variation with the marks. It may be that of a manufacturer of blanks who was supplying silver platers and marked the pieces with their initials.

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The below is the mark of Thomas Wilkinson, the fourth mark being his famous Pelican device. His former manufactory, the Pelican Works, is a well known landmark at Birmingham. Thomas Wilkinson was in business from 1832 until 1932.

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Trev.

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Re: Worn Marks on Rococo Spoons - Help Please

Postby Danny Diamond » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:52 am

Thank you Trev - what a fascinating (and confusing) set of marks.

We took the first mark to be a worn lion passant and the third a George head! So these are late 19th century silver plate. Ours are similar to your final image I think.

Thanks again,
D


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